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NE Supreme Court to Hear KXL Case on Friday

September 02, 2014 J

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the KXL this Friday. Joe Duggan, Omaha World Herald, provided an overview in today’s edition. Even though the hearing is Friday, it is not likely a decision will be released until next year. The wait continues, but this is an important step in the process. Gov. [...]

Douglas County Debt Mountain

September 02, 2014 J,

Cody Winchester of the Omaha World Herald wrote a revealing piece on Sunday about Douglas Counties debt situation. Long story short, the various political subdivisions, i.e. the government entities that can tax you, have amassed $2.35 billion in FY 2014. $2.35 BILLION! In just one county! According to Winchester, the “[T]axing entitites in Douglas County [...]

Upcoming Events: Aug. 24-30

August 23, 2014

Not as many local event this week because we are headed down to Dallas for the Defending the American Dream Summit on August 29 & 30! Local event* this week: Tuesday, 26: Lincoln Door Walk *Events are subject to change. Check back regularly to make sure the event is still scheduled. If you have questions, [...]

Kennedy is right, Nebraskans need a break from big government

August 22, 2014 J,

Yesterday, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry president, Barry Keenedy, has a piece featured in the Omaha World Herald. Kennedy does a good job summarizing what job creators and those who make products and/or offer services we want are up against. He’s right, Nebraskans need a break. A break for Nebraska businesses would mean a [...]

Public Charter Schools and the Upcoming Leg. Session

August 22, 2014 J

Today Brandon McDermott, KVNO News, published Push for charter schools in Nebraska faces up hill battle and gave a look towards the 2015 Legislative Session. Here are our takeaways: Macke Raymond, director of CREDO, pointed out a often ignored or unknown fact about public charter schools- that they are public. Raymond also highlights that the flexibility [...]